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Defense Minister Gen Nakatani on Saturday met with Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga over a controversial plan to relocate U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma within Okinawa Prefecture.

Their meeting, at the prefectural government offices in Naha, was the first since Onaga was elected governor last November with a pledge to block the plan to build a replacement facility in a coastal area of Nago for the Futenma base, which is located in the densely occupied city of Ginowan.

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